Patents Examined by Cris L. Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 11832703
    Abstract: A cosmetic container that grinds and dispenses a content is disclosed. The cosmetic container includes: an inner container having an interior space filled with a content; a dial that is rotatably coupled at an upper part of the inner container and includes a dispensing hole for dispensing the content and a cutter for grinding the content; a screw that is positioned at a lower part of the dial within the interior space and rotates together with the dial; a piston inserted around the screw to ascend and descend within the interior space; and an elastic member that is positioned at a lower part of the piston and pushes the piston upward. The piston is screw-joined with the screw to maintain a particular height, and rotating the dial disengages the screw joint between the piston and the screw to allow the piston to be moved upward by the elastic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: SAMHWA CO., LTD
    Inventors: Kyungchang Lee, Ki Sung Lee
  • Patent number: 11832716
    Abstract: The applicator for applying an eyelash cosmetic includes a core having a cavity and side holes connecting the cavity to the exterior of the core. The holes are disposed in a staggered arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Chanel Parfums Beauté
    Inventor: Nicolas Castex
  • Patent number: 11826224
    Abstract: A dental assembly includes a prosthesis having a base and a plurality of artificial teeth, and at least one connecting element coupled to the prosthesis and configured to facilitate coupling of the dental assembly to a patient's oral cavity. The at least one connecting element includes a cylinder with a body having a first end, a second end, and a passageway extending between the first and second ends. The connecting element further includes an opening through a sidewall of the cylinder that is open to the passageway. The slot allows access to a fixation screw positioned in the cylinder from a direction that is angled relative to an axis of the cylinder. A method of making a dental assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Implant Direct Sybron International LLC
    Inventor: Ines Aravena
  • Patent number: 11826026
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an aspiration prevention system is configured to keep items from moving from a mouth of a patient into a throat of the patient. The system includes a mouth prop, a frame, and an air-permeable barrier. The mouth prop has a top surface configured to abut top teeth of the mouth, a bottom surface configured to abut bottom teeth of the mouth, and a frame coupling feature. The frame has a barrier retention feature configured to retain an air-permeable barrier, and a prop coupling feature that is attachable to the frame coupling feature of the mouth prop in a position in which the frame at least partially covers the throat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Inventor: Bond Harman
  • Patent number: 11826214
    Abstract: In one embodiment, an oral irrigator including a reservoir, a tip fluidly connected to the reservoir, a motor having a drive shaft, and a pump. The pump includes a pump body including a pump inlet fluidly connected to the reservoir and a pump outlet fluidly connected to the tip, a spiral pinion gear including a plurality of pinion gear teeth that curve along their length, and a spiral driven gear including a plurality of driven gear teeth that mesh with the pinion gear teeth. The pump also may include a connecting rod eccentrically connected to the driven gear and a piston and received within the pump body. Movement of the drive shaft causes the pinion gear to rotate, causing the driven gear to rotate, translating the connecting rod and moving the piston laterally within the pump body to pull fluid from the reservoir and push the fluid to the tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: WATER PIK, INC.
    Inventors: Harold A Luettgen, Oscar Senff, Brian Woodard, Blaine Hanson, Jonathan Huber
  • Patent number: 11825929
    Abstract: An adjustable hair tie where the band or cord can easily be adjusted to a variety of thicknesses of hair. The hair tie includes an elongated stretchable cord, a cleat, a plurality of apertures positioned along the length of the cleat, a first set of apertures forming a first passageway, and a second set of apertures forming a second passageway. The first end of the cord is securely attached at one end of the cleat, and the second end of the cord traverses through the second passageway. The free end of the cord is pulled under the application of force to crimp the cord and the cord loops around the cleat such that when the force is removed, the cord contracts, causing it to constrict, thereby securing the cord within the cleat and providing an easily adjustable sized cord loop to retain hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Inventors: Daniel Evans, Joey Evans
  • Patent number: 11819370
    Abstract: A dental prosthesis having a prosthesis base and a set of teeth, namely a full set of teeth or a partial set of teeth, is provided, wherein the prosthesis base comprises at least one dental recess for receiving the set of teeth, and wherein the set of teeth is glued into the at least one dental recess by an adhesive. In the dental recess and/or in or at the set of teeth an adhesive channel is configured which extends along the at least one dental recess or the dental arch in its main direction of extension. It starts at an adhesive filling opening whose configuration is adapted to a filling element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventors: Clemens Andreas Häfele, Robert Wolfgang Krybus, Konrad Hagenbuch
  • Patent number: 11819379
    Abstract: A method of producing a positioning guide for an orthodontic bracket is provided. The method includes determining and fixing a position of the orthodontic bracket in relation to a side surface of a corresponding tooth of a setup dental model, wherein the setup dental model has a dentition state of the patient's dental arch after orthodontic treatment; forming a rigid guiding structure with a first part covering the outer surface of each orthodontic bracket and a second part covering the occlusal surface of the corresponding tooth; and forming a flexible linking structure to connect the first part and the second part of the rigid guiding structure to obtain the positioning guide for the respective orthodontic bracket, wherein the rigid guiding structure is inflexible and the flexible linking structure is elastic and retains form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventor: Cheng-Hsiang Hung
  • Patent number: 11813139
    Abstract: An implant includes an elongated and cylindrical body; conical apical region coated by a screw thread and with at least three helical chambers and semi-spherical end; and a cervical region defined by a smooth cervical surface. The elongated and cylindrical body includes at least one longitudinal strip having a substantially smooth surface. The smooth longitudinal strip is located in the zygomatic implant cervical portion. The connection between the screw threads and the smooth longitudinal strip is made by a transition curvature, and the smooth longitudinal strip is aligned with one of the flat sides of the internal area with hexagonal cross section of the implant prosthetic interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventors: Geninho Thomé, Felix Andreas Mertin, Tiago Nunes De Queiroz
  • Patent number: 11800922
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a wearable pack. A wearable pack according to the present disclosure includes a first sheet formed in an elliptical shape, and a second sheet coupled to the first sheet, the second sheet being formed in a shape corresponding to the first sheet and including an opening that is sealable. An inner space is formed between the first sheet and the second sheet to accommodate a pack agent therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Inventor: Ilhyung Bae
  • Patent number: 11800916
    Abstract: Devices for holding one or more flexible or elastic loops or bands, in particular hair ties, are disclosed herein. Such devices can include first and second portions having one or more protruding features around which one or more loops or bands can be secured in place. The first and second portions can be movably attached so as to move between an open position for placement of the one or more loops thereon, and a closed position to secure the one or more loops drawn taut or in a folded configuration. The device can be secured in the closed position with a fastener to maintain the one or more loops stored within for portable storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: Hair Tie Hub LLC
    Inventors: Britney Khuu, Sion Gutentag
  • Patent number: 11793288
    Abstract: Retainers hold a fiber bundle rotated through a length of the retainer via a gap in the retainer that can be widened by stretching the same and closed by release and further by rotating the fiber. The retainer may be single-piece parallelepiped, cylinder, prism, etc. bearing an outermost surface on which the bundle can wind and be supported. The retainer is fabricated of a resilient elastic like natural rubber or a synthetic rubber such as styrene-butadiene rubber. Methods pass the bundle through the gap and then wind it around the retainer before passing it back through the gap. The bundle may be inserted and/or wound for any length of the bundle and may include spacing in each turn so as to expose the underlying retainer through each turn. The bundle may be held in the wound position for any desired amount of time and then removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Bukli Haircare
    Inventor: Elitza D. Voeva-Kolev
  • Patent number: 11793292
    Abstract: A cosmetic applicator for applying a product including a cosmetic, care, or pharmaceutical product onto the keratinous substrate. The cosmetic applicator comprises an applicator head and wherein the applicator head further comprises an applying member. The applying member includes at least one main face which is bounded by two opposing lateral edges. At least a portion of the one of the at least two lateral edges includes at least four parallel incisions which make a non-zero angle with a central longitudinal axis of the cosmetic applicator. The at least four parallel incisions form at least three parallel applicator tabs on the applying member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: APR Beauty Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Min-Yan Zheng, Feng-Ying Fu
  • Patent number: 11786028
    Abstract: There is provided a cosmetic container which is easy to manufacture with a simplified configuration and capable of performing discharging and blocking of powder in a reliable manner and preventing the powder from leaking out. The cosmetic container includes a container body in which the powder is accommodated, and a brush part coupled to an upper end of the container body and provided with an opening/closing part provided therein to selectively discharge the powder and a powder brush provided in an upper end of the brush part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Sung Jin Cosmetics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Young-Kwang Byun
  • Patent number: 11779439
    Abstract: The invention relates to an abutment for use in a dental implant system, wherein the abutment is provided with a guiding and lock for associating the abutment to a dental implant, the guiding and lock including: a first conically tapered section; a second substantially non-tapered section arranged apically adjacent to the first section, the second section being provided with an anti-rotational means; and a third substantially circular cylindrical section arranged apically adjacent to the second section, such that to provide axial guiding to the abutment upon the insertion thereof into a dental implant. Further, the invention relates to a dental implant formed in a similar manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventors: Johnny Purga, Ulrich Mundwiler, Andreas Utz
  • Patent number: 11779074
    Abstract: A hair piece of artificial, animal or natural hair or a combination thereof wherein the hair piece is configured to be used as a removable hair piece such as a ponytail or hair extension. The hair piece may include an attachment member for attachment to the ponytail of a user. The hair piece may further include a bendable spine member to allow the user to adjust the configuration of the hair piece. The hair piece may further include an elongate flexible member having a greater rigidity than the hair wherein the elongate member is interwoven in the strands of the hair to allow the user to adjust the configuration of the hair piece. The hair piece may also include a variety of hair styles, textures or textiles to provide a versatile hair style that is easily installed or removed by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventor: Laura Mayer
  • Patent number: 11779091
    Abstract: A hair styling apparatus includes a first member and a second member extending along a central longitudinal axis. The first member and the second member are configured for relative movement between an open position for receiving hair therebetween and an approximated position. The first member and second member each include an inner plate segment and an outer shell segment. The first member and the second member are each configured to impart a straightening effect on hair when clamped with the inner plate segment. A heating assembly is connected via the inner plate segment to the first member and the second member. At least one ion emitter is for generating ions upon activation of the hair styling apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: Conair LLC
    Inventor: Kwan Shing Benny Siu
  • Patent number: 11771203
    Abstract: A cosmetic container system comprises: a first elongate piece having a lengthwise penetration opening and defined by a circular lower periphery and a main periphery extending from the circular lower periphery, wherein the main periphery has at least two elongate openings each open to the penetration opening, wherein the elongate openings are configured to fittingly, detachably hold cosmetic cartridges each carrying a predetermined cosmetic therein; a second elongate piece rotatably engaged over the main periphery to the lower periphery and having a selection opening to selectively choose the cartridges through the selection opening by rotating the lower periphery against the second elongate piece; and a third elongate piece detachably engaged over the first elongate piece further into the lower periphery, wherein the third elongate piece is at least twice a diameter of the lower periphery in length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Inventor: Soo Jeong Ok
  • Patent number: 11771157
    Abstract: A hair extension for a ponytail is described. The hair extension may comprise an elastic band having a looped end and a free end. A plurality of hairs may be connected to the band by weaving or sewing the plurality of hairs into a track or weft that is then attached to the band. The elastic band may have a taut and a relaxed configuration. The track or weft may be attached to the band while the band is in the taut configuration such that when the band is relaxed, the track or weft is wavy. The looped end of the band may be formed by folding a tip of the band over and securing it to a portion of the band. The loop may have an opening through which a user's natural hair may be inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Inventor: Monika McClain
  • Patent number: 11771197
    Abstract: A hair-smoothing tool includes a supporting base, a carpeting structure on or over the supporting base, and optionally bristles and a cushion member. The bristles and the cushion member, if present, are formed on a first surface of the supporting base. The hair-smoothing tool further includes a carpeting structure on either the first surface of the supporting base or an opposite second surface of the supporting base, or both. The carpeting structure, for example, may be a hook structure or a loop structure of a Velcro® hook and loop fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: HAIR4GOOD
    Inventor: Mary Deborah Ahrens